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ULI Washington Empowers Public Sector Leaders through Regional Fellows Program

The Metropolitan Washington Region is comprised of 24 independent municipal jurisdictions spread across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The region spans over 6,000 square miles and is home to over 5 million people and over 3 million jobs. A strong region depends on the collaboration of local public and private sector leaders to make the regional economy competitive with other metropolitan areas. ULI Washington is dedicated to playing a key role in maintaining and sustaining the strength of the region, which is why ULI Washington hosted in 2017 … Read More

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ULI Washington Played Ball! with the Miracle League of Alexandria

The Young Leaders’ Community Service Service Committee hit a home run on Saturday, October 20th volunteering with the Miracle League of Alexandria. Roughly 20 volunteers from a wide array of ULI’s membership helped developmentally disabled participates play an exciting baseball game. Volunteers were used in the field, on the base paths, as cheerleaders, and to MC the festive event. In addition to the action on the field, volunteers and participants provided entertainment by dancing between innings – a Miracle League tradition. After the game, participants and volunteers enjoyed a cookout … Read More

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Advisory: Panel to Discuss Report on Survey of Millennials Inside the Beltway

On November 1st, ULI Washington will release a survey report titled Millennials Inside the Beltway: Committed Urbanists.  A panel of Millennials will discuss their lifestyle choices and their experience living in the Washington, DC region.  Copies of the report will be available at the event. WHO: ULI Washington WHAT: Report Release and Panel on 2018 survey of Millennials living inside the Beltway in the Washington D.C. region. WHERE: WeWork, 777 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018; 6:00 – 9:00 pm This Spring, ULI Washington commissioned an … Read More

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DC-area Members Participate in ULI Health Leaders Network

We’re excited to announce that DC-area ULI members Rachel Cluett with Fannie Mae, Beth Resetco with Kimley-Horn, and Lida Lewis were selected to participate in the second cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network. They join several DC-area Cohort 1 Health Leaders: Diane Caslow with MedStar Health, Stephen Gyor with the DC Office of Planning, and Chuck Schilke with Johns Hopkins University. This program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and ULI Trustee Randall Lewis, facilitates creative collaborations between land use sectors and empowers participants … Read More

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Recap- Welcome Back to WLI event at Republic Restoratives

More than 75 attendees packed into the tasting room and distillery of Republic Restoratives in Ivy City on October 3rd to network and celebrate the new programming year for the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) of ULI Washington. Beverages were provided by Republic Restoratives, the largest crowd-funded, women-owned distillery in the world.  This community driven business was founded by Pia and Rachel and we were able to hear their remarkable origin story while sipping craft cocktails made with their signature vodka, bourbon, rye and apple brandy.  Appetizers and desserts were provided … Read More

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Placemaking Initiative Council Recap

On October 5, the ULI Washington Placemaking Initiative Council met in Rosslyn at The Alcove, an experiential retail space that brought unique activations to Central Place in Downtown Rosslyn for a limited, two-month engagement.   The Placemaking Council is one of five Initiative Councils that bring ULI members together to learn about and discuss topics of mutual interest.  In addition to learning about and experiencing the Alcove, the BID staff took the Council members on a tour of several other elements of placemaking in Rosslyn, including the Beer Garden, and permanent parklet. … Read More

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FROM HIGHWAY TO MAIN STREET: A NEW VISION FOR GREENBELT ROAD

How can a 1960s suburban strip find new life in the 21st century? This summer, a Technical Assistance Panel of planners, architects, and developers helped craft a vision for Greenbelt Road, a Prince George’s County corridor with trying to reimagine itself as a new Main Street. View the full Technical Assistance Panel report here. Located just inside the Beltway in northern Prince George’s County, Greenbelt Road (Maryland Route 193) is a major east-west road connecting the municipalities of College Park, Greenbelt, and Berwyn Heights. Greenbelt Road is close to extensive … Read More

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Urban Agriculture with 11th Street Bridge Park Plots Service Opportunity Event Recap

ULI kicked off fall in style this past weekend, teaming up with 11th Street Bridge Park Plots to rejuvenate a garden in Wayne Place. Wayne Place, a transitional housing complex for foster youth in Southeast, incorporates gardening into their community, which helps eliminate food insecurity for the foster system graduates. Dawning shiny new ULI vests and spurred on by some bumping beats, the volunteers prepared the existing garden plots for the fall planting season. This included clearing the existing overgrown vegetation, dodging massive spiders, aerating the soil, and then installing … Read More

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ULI Washington is Hiring!

We are hiring!  ULI Washington is seeking an entry-level professional to work with our fast-paced, dynamic team.  The Associate position requires a BA and a minimum of one year of work experience in an office environment.  Interest in real estate and land use planning is preferred.  For more information and to apply, click here.  

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2018 Mentorship Program Kick-off Event Recap

The ULI Washington Young Leader Group’s Mentorship Program held their annual kick-off event for the 2018-2019 program at The Alcove in Rosslyn, VA in September. There were a record 237 attendees this year between mentees, mentors and ULI staff. The event was a chance for each group to network, meet their respective mentors and fellow mentees, and begin planning their groups’ events for the year.    The Mentorship Program’s primary goal is to connect Young Leaders (“Mentees”) with Associate and Full Members (“Mentors”).  This year’s program consists of 275 Mentees … Read More

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